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Best local source for canning jars?

bjl Sep 22, 2006 06:16 PM

I've been getting Kerr mason jars @ the Ballard Safeway, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a local store with a really good selection of canning jars. I generally use plain 8 oz jars, but getting the quilted ones would be super cool. It would also be nice to get 4 oz jars. If there isn't a giid local source, I can always order some online, but I'd rather not deal with the shipping hassles.

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  1. dandelion RE: bjl Sep 22, 2006 11:52 PM

    I got some really nice jars at Fred Meyer at 125th and Aurora... they had a pretty big selection, all different shapes and sizes. Here's a link to a picture, these have a really neat short, fat square shape. I think they are either six or eight ounces.


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      Roy RE: bjl Sep 23, 2006 04:17 AM

      Try Bi-Mart. We got some Jelly Jars there today.

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        Daniel RE: bjl Sep 23, 2006 03:06 PM

        McLendon's on Rainier Ave S (that's the only location I'm familiar with - they have others) is the best I've found since Chubby & Tubby went toes up. Their prices are excellent and the selection of jars and accessories are excellent.

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          iluvraspberries RE: bjl Sep 24, 2006 07:27 PM

          For commercial jars for preserving and canning go to Richards Packaging (in South seattle- call first). They sell lots of different sizes. I like to use the 9 oz straight sided jars with lug lids (these are one piece screw on lids).

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            The Corey RE: bjl Sep 15, 2009 11:54 AM

            The Greenwood Market on 85th just west of Greenwood and next to Fred Meyer. They usually have many different sizes for sale. They are located towards the back of the store on top of one of the frozen food freezers.


            1. allisonw RE: bjl Sep 15, 2009 04:42 PM

              The big Goodwill on Dearborn has TONS of them and they are way cheap.

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                christy319 RE: bjl Sep 15, 2009 08:15 PM

                I just saw the quilted ones at either True Value on Greenwood or Ken's Market (a few doors down). At Ken's they're above the produce.

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                  chococat RE: bjl Sep 15, 2009 08:27 PM

                  The only place that I've found that regularly carries the 4 oz Ball jars is (ick) WalMart. I go to the one in Lynnwood.

                  1. MsMaryMc RE: bjl Sep 16, 2009 07:07 AM

                    McLendon's Hardware stores have a great selection of canning jars and supplies.

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